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Barnsley named and shamed for dog fouling

Named and shamed

New figures have been released that put a South Yorkshire town at the top of a league of shame when it comes to fines handed out for dog fouling.

The research reveals Barnsley Council issued 359 penalty notices in 2015 alone, totalling almost £18,000 in fines - proving that where there's muck, there's brass.

But joking aside, enforcement officers say some dog owners shout names and abuse when confronted and point out its children who are most at risk when playing outside.

A parasite found in dog faeces can lead to a lost of sight if its picked up through contaminated soil.

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